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Exchanging Vows in Barns: How to Create a Laid-Back, Beautiful Wedding

Barn weddings are a popular choice among couples because of its relaxed, rustic vibe, thanks to the natural elements. Couples are becoming more creative when tying the knot, from unique wedding venues to unique wedding invitations and souvenirs.

Here are some tips to help you achieve a stunning, laid back barn wedding in Minnesota.

Go for Minimal Decorations

One of the distinct wedding trends for 2019 is the switch to a minimal yet bold decor, which is ideal for barn weddings. Making everything simple is an excellent way to pull off this type of wedding, especially if you can find an unique barn to hold the ceremony.

Barns provide gorgeous design elements that you can use to enhance the look of your venue. Achieve a romantic ambiance by adding string lights  inside and outside of the barn. Your choice of light fixtures can contribute to the transformation (not just illumination) of the venue.

When it comes to floral design, make it look effortless for a natural feel. Use multiple greenery in different textures together with hanging florals. This combination is ideal when crafting an altar that blends easily with the surroundings. You may also use greenery and other ornate elements to create a decorative aisle.

Add a Personal Touch

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Giving your wedding a personal touch is another way to make your wedding extra special. You can take on DIY decorations to personalize the overall look of your venue. For instance, consider arranging your own wedding flowers. You can cut flowers from your garden or your mom’s; you can even get your bridesmaids to help.

Watching videos online is an inexpensive way to learn the basics of flower arrangement. You can also look through magazines or books that feature floral decorations for weddings. Pinterest contains a number of DIY inspirations, too.

Once you have gathered several ideas, list them down for your reference. Decide on the color scheme you want to use. For a barn wedding, you may opt for dried lavender as your bouquet instead of traditional flowers.

For the rest of the decor, nature-inspired elements would be trendy in 2019. You can arrange your greenery in ceramic and wooden boxes to act as eye-catching centerpieces. Additionally, pampas grass is a popular alternative for the greenery. The reedlike grass has a pale hue and abundant flumes that give your venue a relaxing, beachy feel.

Serve Farm-to-Table Meals

Food is a vital part of your wedding, and you want it to be delicious for your guests to enjoy. You can serve meals using fresh local ingredients. Plus, you may arrange them in a way that fits your wedding theme.

Your caterer can offer different artful ways to present your meals. Making food as part of the decor is another trend to look forward to in 2019. Food presentation can be related to the theme of your wedding or it can tell a story about your relationship.

Preparing for your wedding is exciting. You’re sure to have plenty of ideas to create a dreamy barn wedding. But focus on the key elements: minimal decorations, personal touches, and farm-to-table dishes.